Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow-Cooked Pot

The lovely guys and girls at ctbites just published my yummy winter recipe for Beef, Prunes & Chickpeas pot on their beautiful new redesigned blog. Thank you!

Prunes, chickpeas and ginger combine forces in this hearty slow-cooked dinner that’s crammed full of flavor. It’s the perfect dish when a jolt of much-needed energy to sustain our daily actions is needed.

This pot is a darling at my house come winter during Sunday family dinners when warmth and restoration are very much a necessity. Prunes for fiber, chickpeas for nutrient-rich energy, ginger as  antioxidant and a generous amount of sigh-inducingly tender beef.

Let’s put power back in the right hands and the force of sustenance in our family’s bellies.

Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow Cooked Pot
Print Recipe
This is a tagine, or slow cooker, recipe. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to cook but once you prep it, you don't have much else to worry about.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow Cooked Pot
Print Recipe
This is a tagine, or slow cooker, recipe. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to cook but once you prep it, you don't have much else to worry about.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 1 pound cubed lean beef lamb, chicken or pork would work well
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas drained dried chickpeas could be used, but must be soaked overnight
  • 1 large 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 3/4 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup diced eggplant
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Servings: people
Units:
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven, heavy pot or slow cooker. Add the onions, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion softens.
  2. Add the ginger, cinnamon and the salt and pepper. Stir and add the saffron threads; cook always stirring, about 2 minutes. Add the beef and cook for 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the chickpeas and the crushed tomatoes and stir. Add the stock, cover and gently simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the prunes and eggplants, cover and gently simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the juice of the lemon and stir. Then add the chopped cilantro leaves and serve.
Recipe Notes

Add some chili flakes or harissa to kick up the heat. Freeze any leftovers. Serve with long grain or brown rice.

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3 Responses to Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow-Cooked Pot

  1. Jana aka Trim Queen February 15, 2017 at 8:28 am #

    Hearty, easy prep and a great one to come home to. I love your savory and sweet mix. You should write a book Silvia! With all the recipes on your site it’s a no brainer! Power up!

    • Silvia Baldini February 15, 2017 at 8:30 am #

      Thank you! I’m working on it! #RESIST

  2. Flavio February 27, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    Una interessante variante del mio solito minestrone sarale…

Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow Cooked Pot

Prunes, chickpeas and ginger combine their forces in to this crammed with hearty flavors slow cooked pot, a perfect combination for a jolt of much needed energy to help us sustain our daily actions.

Prunes for fiber, chickpeas for nutrient-rich energy, ginger as an antioxidant and a generous amount of fork tender bits of beef; this pot is a darling at my house on wintery Sunday family dinners, when warmth and restoring strength are very much a necessity.  Let’s put power back in to the right hands and the force of sustenance in to our family bellies.

Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow Cooked Pot
Print Recipe
This is a tagine, or slow cooker, recipe. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to cook but once you prep it, you don't have much else to worry about.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Beef, Prunes, Chickpeas and Ginger Slow Cooked Pot
Print Recipe
This is a tagine, or slow cooker, recipe. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to cook but once you prep it, you don't have much else to worry about.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 1 pound cubed lean beef lamb, chicken or pork would work well
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas drained dried chickpeas could be used, but must be soaked overnight
  • 1 large 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 3/4 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup diced eggplant
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Servings: people
Units:
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven, heavy pot or slow cooker. Add the onions, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion softens.
  2. Add the ginger, cinnamon and the salt and pepper. Stir and add the saffron threads; cook always stirring, about 2 minutes. Add the beef and cook for 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the chickpeas and the crushed tomatoes and stir. Add the stock, cover and gently simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the prunes and eggplants, cover and gently simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the juice of the lemon and stir. Then add the chopped cilantro leaves and serve.
Recipe Notes

Add some chili flakes or harissa to kick up the heat. Freeze any leftovers. Serve with long grain or brown rice.

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